Healthcare News & Insights

Cybersecurity attacks are on the rise: Reduce your hospital’s risk

Cybersecurity threats like ransomware and malware attacks have been increasing in recent years, and many hospitals are particularly vulnerable. Because of the sensitive information hospitals have access to, cybersecurity issues are more than just a headache for IT – they can be a serious threat to patient safety. 

Data sharing: Improve security in your hospital

Regarding data breaches, it’s been said that an organization’s greatest liability is its employees. This is especially true for hospitals and healthcare providers. Often, the actions of staff inadvertently cause major HIPAA violations by sharing patient data, and it’s crucial for hospitals to get this behavior under control. 

Text messaging & HIPAA: Is your hospital secure?

Following HIPAA laws to the letter is of utmost importance to hospitals. Patients’ protected health information (PHI) must be kept secure from data breaches. But are healthcare professionals as committed to privacy efforts as they should be? Results from a new survey give insight into the current state of HIPAA enforcement in health care, particularly regarding text […] [MORE]

2 big HIPAA settlements show why hospitals must protect computers, PHI

Your hospital needs to make sure it’s taking HIPAA compliance seriously, especially regarding its computers and networks. Any breaches or security problems involving patients’ protected health information (PHI) can have significant consequences for facilities – including hefty fines from the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR).